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BIO

Laurencio Ruiz (scenic and costume designer, puppeteer, scenic artist and props master specialist) is a Scene Designer lecturer at the School of Theatre at Pennsylvania State University. He holds an MFA in Scenic Design from PSU, and a BA in Graphic Design from the UAM of Mexico, where he also studied visual arts. His experience as a trans-disciplinary designer and artist includes sets, costumes, puppets, masks, and props for cabaret, theater and television. Since his involvement with puppetry, he has been performing at academic conferences, museums, theaters and festivals, and offering multiple puppet making and puppet-manipulation workshops at universities for art and theatre students, as well as for community children/youth events.